Tbilisi, May 27 (RFE/RL) -- Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze said
today he hopes a meeting of Caucasus heads of state next week will
boost regional peace.
Yeltsin also told Radio Georgia that it would provide a chance to
boost the re-election chances of Russian President Boris Yeltsin.
The meeting on regional stability in the Caucasus will be attended
by Yeltsin, Shevardnadze, Armenian President Levon Ter-Petrosyan
and Azerbaijani President Heydar Aliyev. It is to be held next Monday
in the southern Russian city of Kislovodsk.
The Caucasus presidents have voiced support for Yeltsin in the
June 16 presidential election. They will discuss conflicts in their
countries as well as in Russia's breakaway southern republic of Chechnya.